Flower Power Tea
This amazing, beautiful melody of medicinal flowers has a wonderful combination of immune, calming and digestive benefits. In addition to offering a triple dose of Vitamin C, it makes a delicious iced tea on hot summer days.
Hibiscus Flowers, Rosehips, German Chamomile Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Calendula Flowers, Cinnamon Bark, Pink and Red Rose Petals, Orange Peel, Wild Orange Essential Oil
Approximately 8-10 servings per ounce.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Affectionately known as "China rose" and the "Queen of the Tropics," hibiscus is refreshing and soothing while being tangy and slightly sweet. According to the USDA Nutrient Database, it contains essential minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It also contains B-vitamins, such as niacin and folic acid.
Rosehips (Rosa canina and Rosa rubiginosa)
Rosehips are the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals. They contain the seeds of the rose plant and are well known for their extraordinary Vitamin C content. Rosehips reduce inflammation while supporting heart health and decreasing pain.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
In North America, African American slaves used chamomile as a remedy for stomach aches, skin wounds, anxiety, nausea, eye conditions, asthma, and allergies. Centuries before, it was used for the same purposes in different parts of the globe. Today, chamomile is used mostly to reduce anxiety, tension and stress, as well as for digestive and sleep support.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Believed to be the balm mentioned in Virgil's "Georgics," Homer's "Odyssey," and Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor," lemon balm is a culinary herb traditionally used for bronchitis, asthma, coughs, fever, migraines, eczema/skin infections and insect bites/stings.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender flowers and essential oil are calming and great for muscle spasms, gas, colic, and nausea, vomiting, and neuralgia.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Known in medieval Europe as the "poor man's saffron," calendula (also known as marigolds) brightens any garden landscape. With its unique immune-stimulating properties, calendula is the friend we need to detoxify swollen lymph nodes. An added benefit is that it’s a wonderful skin healer used for rashes, wounds, abrasions, eczema and cold sores.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Cinnamon is wonderful at relaxing and smoothing muscles. It is known for lowering blood pressure and suppressing coughs while serving as an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent.
Rose (Rosa damascena)
Rose petals add a touch of elegance and an expression of love to this tea. Roses support heart health and help alleviate stress and anxiety. Herbalists often use it to assist with grief and heartbreak.
Orange Peel / Wild Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis)
The Vitamin C in orange peels can aid in lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Orange peel’s great taste serves as a beautiful flavor balancer in this blend. Wild orange helps protect cells from damage, helping our bodies to make collagen (a protein that heals wounds), making it easier to absorb iron and boosts the immune system.
Place one teaspoon or tablespoon of herbs into your tea infuser for every cup of water. You can add more herbs to make a stronger tea.
For optimum flavor and results, you’ll want to use distilled or spring water.
Heat water to just before boiling and pour over your herbs.
Let your herbal blend steep for 5-7 minutes then enjoy.
Ages 2-4: 2 teaspoons of tea
Ages 4-7: 1 tablespoon of tea
Ages 7-11 years: 2 tablespoons of tea
11+: As needed
Use within 2 years.
For optimum flavor and results, use distilled or spring water.
Loose leaf herbs can be reused the same day. The flavor profile will change, but many people prefer the second or third brew!
Herbs work best when they are taken consistently over time. For this blend, giving it to your little ones for at least three consecutive days is recommended.
If your child has a medical condition or takes medications, please consult with your doctor before use. Do not use during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of a healthcare practitioner. These descriptions are for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.